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National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop

Hello, friends!  I am honored to be a part of the National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop with Right at Home Stamps.  Hopefully you've come from Linda's blog.

We are celebrating our hobby of papercrafting by bringing our community together and spending a day doing what we love.  Come hop with all of us, leave comments along the way, and you will be entered to win this awesome stamp set:



It's called "Make Something Beautiful", and it is being released today.  It's so fun to have a stamp set that is dedicated to our love of all things crafty--scrapbooking, painting, cardmaking, sewing, and any and all combinations of the above.  Here are two cards I've made with this set.  Those tools begged to be paper-pieced with some sparkly silver paper!

For this one I heat embossed the images in white on navy cardstock, as well as fussy cutting the tools out of the silver paper.  Then I used a Copic marker to shade the hearts and sentiment in red for a pop of color.

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Papertrey Blog Hop-March

It has been a long time, but I thought I'd jump back in to the Papertrey Blog Hop this month.  I couldn't resist creating something with these beautiful patterns as inspiration.


Here's my take on it:

I used the Anniversary Set: Painted Petals, a combination of heat embossing, coloring with Copics on that heat embossing, fussy cutting and die cutting.  Very fun.
PTI White and Dark Indigo cardstockInk: Versamark, Copics, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Raspberry Fizz, Lovely Lady, HA Navy



Hello again!

Hello again, everyone!  It has been a long time since this little blog of mine has seen any love from me, but I thought I'd start 'er up again and see how it goes.  Here's a card that sums up how I feel in general, which seems to be a good way to get back into this blogging thing...


Concord & 9th has quickly become one of my favorite stamp companies.  They are very clever with their dies and coordinating stamp sets, and this one is no exception.  It's a frame die that has interchangeable companion dies, and they are brilliant.  This combination is the Happy Card Frame Die with the Kind Card Frame Add-On.  Sentiment is from the Kindhearted stamp set.

Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet, white, MFT Steel Grey

Father's Day & CFC 105

Hello again.  I'm just briefly coming up for air after hiding from the freight train of the end of the school year.  Graduation, birthdays, camping trips, and Father's Day--all in the same week?  Um, okay.

Anyway, here is a Father's Day card for my dad (and a twin one for my FIL).  I love this World Map stamp!  This also qualifies for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge, using maps.  Yahoo!


Stamped on white cardstock in Versamark, then heat embossed in white.  Then I used Distress inks to sponge on the color.  Love this look!

The inside of the card says, "Dad, Grandpa, Father-in-law.  Happy Father's Day!"

Paper: PTI Kraft, White
Ink: Versamark, Distress Inks--Faded Jeans, Shabby Shutters
Stamps: PTI World Map, World's Greatest
Other: PTI Double-ended banner die



Dad's plaid

Saturday was my dad's 84th birthday.  He is just the best!  I like to refer to him as Superman, because he really can do anything.  He is in great shape from walking 5 miles every day, and he whistles a happy tune all day long.  I feel so blessed to call him my dad!  Another great thing about him is that he is always well-dressed.  If he is not wearing a suit and tie, he can be found wearing a short-sleeved, button-down plaid shirt, so I tried this homage to him in card form:  
And here's my dad at age 81, climbing the rock wall on a cruise ship (faster than I did).  Always wearing the plaid shirt. :)  Told you he was Superman.
Paper: PTI White, Spring Rain, Pure PoppyInk: PTI Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Blueberry SkyStamps: Impression Obsession Stripes, PTI IkatOther: PTI Fillable Frames #1 die, Fabulous Frames die, dimensional tape

Muse Challenge #14--Merci

I'm finally throwing my hat in the ring for this week's Muse Challenge.  What I really loved about this card was the masked circle and the white "frame" around the flowers.  I took the liberty of making it horozontal, monochromatic and bold.  I forgot how much I love PTI's Giga Guide Lines.

Here's Virginia Lu's inspiration card:


Here's mine:

Thanks for looking!
Paper: PTI White, MFT Steel GreyInk: SU Pink Passion, Versafine OnyxStamps: PTI Think Big Favorites, Giga Guide Lines
Other: Nestabilities circle, masking paper

Card Kit Club April

I have the loveliest group of friends who wanted to do a card kit club, and Merry was first to send some goodies:


Here are the cards I've made, and I didn't even use everything up!:






Love the built-in scallops on this one, and that paper can just stand alone!
For this one I cheated and stamped my own sentiment and flowers, but isn't that paper beautiful?
Come see what my friends have done!

JenMelissa 
Maggie
Kristii
Joan
Leigh